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Title: Immune thrombocytopenia in children with reference to lowincome countries
Authors: Rehman, A.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: Immune thrombocytopenia is a benign and self-limiting disorder. Data about the condition and its incidence from low-income countries is limited. This paper reviews the research about immune thrombocytopenia, comparing low- and high-income countries. Diagnosis is usually based on complete blood count and peripheral smear and, in selected cases, bone marrow aspiration. The disease has a high remission rate both in high- and low-income countries and intracranial haemorrhage is rare. The recommended treatment is simply observation of cases, especially when the platelet count is > 10 000 /mm[3]. If drug therapy is required, oral steroids are the most economical choice
Description: 729-737
Keywords: Developing Countries
Incidence
Diagnosis, Differential
Treatment Outcome
Intracranial Hemorrhages
Immunoglobulins, Intravenous
Glucocorticoids
Glucocorticoids
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Subject: Purpura, Thrombocytopenic, Idiopathic
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117692
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1503/15_3_2009_0729_0737.pdf
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